Charles Leroy Melson, USN

Born  25 May 1904Richmond, Richmond City, Virginia, USA
Died  14 Sep 1981(77)Fort Lauderdale, Broward County, Florida, USA

Vice Admiral C. L. Melson


30 Jun 1936 Lt.
1 Aug 1941 Lt.Cdr.
10 Sep 1942 T/Cdr.
20 Mar 1945 T/Capt.

Retired: 1966


Warship Commands listed for Charles Leroy Melson, USN

USS Champlin (DD 601)T/Cdr.Destroyer12 Sep 194228 Jan 1944

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Destroyer USS Champlin (DD 601)

12 Mar 1943 (position 37.10, -40.21)
German U-boat U-130 was sunk west of the Azores, in position 37°10'N, 40°21'W, by depth charges from the US destroyer USS Champlin.

15 Mar 1943
USS Champlin (T/Cdr. C.L. Melson, USN) picked up 127 survivors from the French merchant Wyoming that was torpedoed and sunk by German U-boat U-524 in the North Atlantic north of the Azores in position 40°18'N, 28°56'W. The survivors, the entire crew and all passengers, were landed at Casablanca, Marocco.

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